Five Minute Friday: Beautiful

Five Minute FridayToday I'm joining Lisa-Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday.

Write for 5 minutes flat with no editing, no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Join us!

This week's topic: Beautiful

Go!

My oldest says it on the way home from the family BBQ. "Is it just me or was the sky particularly beautiful this evening?"

There is a chorus of "Yes!" and "It sure was!" and "Just beautiful!" and "Especially when the light hit the wheat field!" echoing around the 15 passenger van. And I look back and see.

Beautiful.

Staring back at me. With eyes that are caramel, others dark chocolate or mocha with two scoops of cream swirled in. Who knew brown came in so many different shades?

My heart swells with the majesty of it and I turn to see that one pair of green eyes, his eyes, looking at me with a smile and a knowing nod. "This," he points with his elbow because both arms hold the youngest two babies, "is beautiful."

And my eyes mist so I turn and blink and think thankful thoughts.

For him, all manly holding those two baby boys
For those two babies and their eight older siblings - all who've inherited my dominant brown eyes
Which see the sunset lit sky,
The golden glow of wheat field
Our farm, our living, our family.

It is a beautiful life.

Stop.

Wheat Field
Wheat Field
Sunset in Nevada
Sunset in Nevada
Sunset in Nevada
Sunset in Nevada
Family photo July 2013

~All sunset photos were taken by Brownie~

12 comments :

  1. Your family sounds wonderfully blessed, and oh my goodness those pictures are stunning!

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  2. Gorgeous!!! Don't you love it when the kids notice Beauty like that? What a blessing... and yes - those Chocolate eyes... my girlie got hers from her Daddy and I just love falling into them! We are neighbors over at Lisa Jo's today!

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  3. Oh, I was wondering how you were driving, writing and taking photos all at the same time! Your post was Beautiful, as well!

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  4. and that...that was beautiful.

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  5. He was always meant to stand out in a crowd!

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  6. Montse, that is such a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing it. I would love to have another little one just to see my Joseph holding that small bundle. Thanks again

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  7. Where have you been all of my blogging life! Ha! The first I did after coming here and seeing chocolate everywhere is to follow you! I LOVE your blog. And this writing, beautiful. I am looking forward to getting to know you more!

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  8. Beautiful and breathtaking photos...you are blessed indeed!
    Judy

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  9. Thank you for such an inspiring post...both the words and the photos! Having just driven cross country, I am missing the wide open spaces and for now I am filled.

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  10. Beautiful post & amazing pictures!! Love the last one of your gorgeous family!!!

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Put "eat chocolate" at the top of your list of things to do today. That way, at least you'll get one thing done. ☺ There, don't you feel better?

Please leave a comment! I enjoy hearing your thoughts, whether you agree with me or not. If we all agreed on everything how boring would that be? Worse than eating white chocolate, because it's fake. So be real, be yourself.